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7 Most ‘Aussie’ Moments In Australian Music, By Client Liaison

7 Most ‘Aussie’ Moments In Australian Music, By Client Liaison

With a mere trio of singles under their belt Client Liaison have already accomplished an awful lot. The 2012 debut single and ode to 20th Century Australian...

We Can Twerk It Out, Why Lily Allen Doesn’t Need To Apologise For Her ‘Racist’ Comeback

We Can Twerk It Out, Why Lily Allen Doesn’t Need To Apologise For Her ‘Racist’ Comeback

As you’ve probably read if you’ve been anywhere near a computer in the last 48 hours, Lily Allen has made her official comeback to the music...

Why Having ‘Good’ Music Just Isn’t Enough Anymore

Why Having ‘Good’ Music Just Isn’t Enough Anymore

For some reason we have this idea that ‘good’ music is enough to be able to forge yourself a successful career, if it was ever true...

Rockstar Retirees: Is It Better To Burn Out Than Fade Away?

Rockstar Retirees: Is It Better To Burn Out Than Fade Away?

The years of puffing doobies and bedding cinnamon girls has not served Neil Young well. Beneath his cowboy hat hides a froth of fading grey locks...

Scientology: Should We Care About Religion’s Influence In Music?

Scientology: Should We Care About Religion’s Influence In Music?

“Scientology is the very thing that artists need.” So said Chick Corea, the US jazz musician best known as a member of Miles Davis’ 60s band,...

Top 8 Reasons You Should Attend Harvest 2013

Top 8 Reasons You Should Attend Harvest 2013

By now you’ve probably read how Harvest 2013 is in some serious trouble and even at risk of being cancelled, with promoter AJ Maddah noting that...

Top 10 Reasons It’s Still Not Ok To Use Your Smartphone At Concerts

Top 10 Reasons It’s Still Not Ok To Use Your Smartphone At Concerts

There’s been a lot of coverage on the use of smartphones at concerts lately, with a clear divide falling between those who sheath their iPhones in favour of...

Why International Cassette Store Day Is Stupid

Why International Cassette Store Day Is Stupid

Trends in music styles much like fashion have the ability to change as fast as the seasons roll by. However the trends of music formats is...

Why Big Scary Deserve To Win The 9th Australian Music Prize

Why Big Scary Deserve To Win The 9th Australian Music Prize

The first six albums longlisted for the 9th Coopers AMP were revealed today, with an impressive mix of Australian artists and their albums up for the annual Australian...

Is Australian Radio Doing Enough For Australian Artists?

Is Australian Radio Doing Enough For Australian Artists?

For more than 20 years Australian radio has enforced codes to ensure that homegrown artists and musicians get fair play against international acts, especially against the...

Sisters Doing It For Themselves, Why Women Find More Solo Success Than Men

Sisters Doing It For Themselves, Why Women Find More Solo Success Than Men

It’s the timeless conundrum faced by every celebrated frontman at some point in his glittering musical career. You’re the legendary leader of a famous band, you’ve...

Kevin Rudd’s Music Funding, Election Stunt Or Meaningful Change?

Kevin Rudd’s Music Funding, Election Stunt Or Meaningful Change?

Last weekend, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd revealed plans for the Federal Government to spend $560,000 over three years towards the creation of a new National Live...

What Happens When The Frontman Goes Solo?

What Happens When The Frontman Goes Solo?

Whether through natural attrition or otherwise, there’ll come a time when a band is forced to stare into the eyeballs of its own demise. The circumstances...

Money Vs. Music: Why We Need To Save The Palace

Money Vs. Music: Why We Need To Save The Palace

Music venues across Australia are always in a constant state of flux. Much like the bands that play within their dark bellies, the venues themselves have...

Do Record Reviews Still Matter?

Do Record Reviews Still Matter?

In a world where we can stream entire records before purchasing them, have album reviews lost their importance? Much like what video did to the radio...

What Does The New Instagram Video Mean For Live Music?

What Does The New Instagram Video Mean For Live Music?

There’s a gig you’ve been looking forward to for weeks, and the night has finally rolled around. You get there early to score a spot near...

Why Do Young Bands Almost Never Get Ahead?

Why Do Young Bands Almost Never Get Ahead?

Like an uncherished relic of the past, former child stars and young bands quickly go from being highly promising future commodities to social media jibes of...

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